Yesterday Android 4.3 was officially unveiled by Google. Google has started to release the factory images for all the Nexus devices. Meaning, Nexus users can now install Android 4.3 on their device without having to wait for the OTA (Over the air) update. Follow the instructions to install Android 4.3 on Galaxy Nexus/ Nexus 4/ Nexus 7/ Nexus 10.
Note: Follow this tutorial only if you are aware of what you are doing. If the device gets bricked, the writer or the owner of this site must not be held responsible.
- Android SDK installed on the computer
- Bootloader of the Nexus must be unlocked
- Fastboot zip file
- Android 4.3 factory image
- Make a backup of the data since it will be deleted. If rooted, use Titanium Backup to back up the data.
- Download the Android 4.3 factory image file for your device and extract it to a convenient location on the computer using WinRar.
- Download the fastboot zip file and extract it to the same location as that of the previous step.
- Turn off the device and boot into fastboot mode. Galaxy Nexus and Nexus 10 users, press and hold both Volume Up and Volume Down, then press and hold Power. Nexus 4 and Nexus 7 users, press and hold Volume Down, then press and hold Power.
- Once the device is in the fastboot mode, connect it to the computer using the USB cable. Let the fastboot drivers install automatically.
- Now open the folder where the Android 4.3 and the fastboot files are located.
- A “flash-all.sh” file will be seen. Double click on it.
- Wait for a few seconds and then Android 4.3 will be installed on the Nexus.
- After the installation is complete, boot the device and disconnect the USB cable.